Delete expired updates and revisions from the WSUS server

Over time, you may experience issues with content stored on the WSUS server drive. These issues may include:

  • Drive consumes too much space
  • WSUS views display inaccurate information, such as inaccurate status information on Windows 10 computers
  • WSUS connection timeout errors
  • Managed clients fail to install updates

Many of these issues are caused by a full WSUS database or a WSUS drive that is out of space. To resolve these issues, use the Server Cleanup Wizard to delete expired updates and revisions from the WSUS server.

The wizard configures a threshold for the number of days that the WSUS server retains non-reporting computers in the Patch Manager Administrator Console. When you are finished, you can schedule a clean-up task to run each day, week, or month.

  1. Log in to Patch Manager as an administrator.
  2. In the navigation pane, expand Enterprise > Update Services and select the WSUS server.

    In the following example, SPM-MGOM is the WSUS server.

  3. In the Actions pane, click Server Cleanup Wizard.
  4. Select your cleanup options to perform on the WSUS server, and click OK.

  5. In the Task Options Wizard, run the task now or create a schedule for the task.
  6. Complete the wizard.